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Price: $200.00

MINT CONDITION

Verso autographed Pierre Pacault carte de visite photograph, dedicated to a painter named Rčmy, March 23, 1867. From long ago, this photograph is the image, but while the artist will age, the painter’s portrait will always be youthful. G. Sinsoilliez.  With the esteem and friendship to Mr. Rčmy Soulat, May 23, 1867.

Gabriel Sinsoilliez (1847-1893) was an important conductor in France during the second half of the 19th Century.  He wrote 11 Opera Comiques during his short lifetime, but that’s not where his fame lay, it was as a conductor.  The conductor went to the Lille Conservatoire and graduated with a first at the age of 14.  He spent the next three years as a violinist at the Grande Theatre in Lille, rising to a position as conductor.  In 1864, at 17, he was promoted to assistant director of the opera at Boulonge-sur-mer.  He remained until 1868 when he was hired to go to South America and conduct opera and orchestras in Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina and Valapariso, Uruguay.  He based himself out of Buenos Aires, where he also taught at the Conservatory there.  In 1878 he returned to France, and was made Music Director of Le Cercle Symphonie de Lille and Director of the Grande Theatre in Lille.  Between 1887 and 1893, he presented a number of contemporary works in Lille, including, “Etienne Marcel” by Saint-Saëns, “Le Roi d’Ys” by Lalo, the revised version with Lalo in the audience.  “Sigurd” was another presentation with the composer Reyer present, as well as “Lohengrin” with Wagner in the audience. Sinsoilliez also conducted the French Premier of “Die Fliegende Höllander” (Vaisseau Fantôme) on January 28th, 1893 in Lille.  50 years after the World Premier in Dresden.  He died 2 weeks later at the age of 45, on February 14th, 1893.

An incredibly rare conductor’s autograph!

 

 

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